fly agaric


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fly agaric

n.
A poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having a red or orange cap with white wartlike patches, and containing compounds that have hallucinogenic properties.

fly agaric

n
(Plants) a saprotrophic agaricaceous woodland fungus, Amanita muscaria, having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills: poisonous but rarely fatal. See also amanita
[so named from its use as a poison on flypaper]

fly′ ag`aric


n.
a poisonous woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots.
[1780–90; formerly used to kill flies]

fly agaric

- A mushroom with a narcotic juice that, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous.
See also related terms for mushroom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gillsfly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
Amanita, genus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
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I was particularly proud of my fly agaric toadstool image as it combines my love of nature with my interest in photography."
Autumn is the ideal time to identify fungi in the woods, with eye-catching species such as the fly agaric and scarlet elfcup, as well as better camouflaged fungi such as milkcaps and the collared earthstar.
The Fly Agaric, which belongs to a different family and should not be confused with psilocybin-containing mushrooms, is stronger than the traditional "liberty cap" mushroom.
She said: "The purple ones (left) are Amethyst deceiver; the white ones are puffballs and the red spotted one is a fly agaric.
"Agaric?!" Mi wnes i feddwl am Fly Agaric yn syth bin, y rhai coch efo smotiau gwyn sy'n chwalu'r stumog a gneud i chi weld pethau.
A fly agaric mushroom, which can cause hallucinations and poisoning
Autumn is the ideal time to spot woodland fungi with eye-catching species such as the fly agaric and scarlet elfcup, as well as better camouflaged fungi such as milkcaps and the collared earthstar.
Keep an eye open for a wide range of interesting fungi including scarlet elfcup, fly agaric, redcracking bolete and shaggy scalycap that thrive in this diverse woodland.
Autumn is the ideal time to spot fungi in Warwickshire's woodlands with eye-catching species such as the fly agaric and scarlet elfcup, as well as better camouflaged fungi such as milkcaps and the collared earthstar.
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In "Giant Triple Mushrooms," a dotted stem bolete, fly agaric, and ascending brackets of chicken mushrooms are fitted together in such a way as to accentuate their morphological diversity.
Amanita muscaria ydi'r enw gwyddonol arno fo a 'fly agaric' yn Saesneg.